Have an old Roget’s lying around? If you follow in this girl’s footsteps you just might have a new wardrobe. Huffington Post brought this odd but interesting news in their article, “Thesaurus Dress Sold To Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.” In this day and age of sustainability, recycling, upcycling and trash-to-treasures, we should not be surprised by any repurposing efforts. Yet we are.

A Vancouver actress and model made a dress out of pages from a thesaurus. As if that isn’t a story on its own, the outfit has been sold to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. Jori Phillips made waves last summer when her dress, which she cut and glued together for a costume at the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival, went viral. “It feels like a fairy tale,” said Phillips. We would agree.

Melody K. Smith

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